Union Bank partnered with Spacefinish to design a space that supports the Future Of Work. We set out to not just solve for the future ways of hybrid work, but also tell the story of the brand.
Creating a time travel experience. Union Bank is an institution that has time-traveled with its stakeholder and the country, through different eras and is still strong to date, after 105 years of existence.
We, therefore, knew we had to showcase the transformational journey the bank had undergone over the century. To tell this story we adopted a design theme inspired by time travel.
Inspired by the series "Battlestar Galactica". A spaceship sent out to seek new frontiers for the human race. The design emulated the shape of that spaceship.
Galactica creates the right environment to support hybrid work modes. Our Zoom video conferencing systems pre-installed, allows for seamless collaboration between physical, hybrid, and remote teams.
We converted a vault into a conference room! Fully equipped with soundproof walls to keep the information shared in this room as safe as the money kept in the Bank. Also, we showcased security features in the design such as thumbprint access, as well as a vault lock.
8 mm Film:
This room is named the "8 mm film" because it was designed to celebrate the influence of media throughout the bank's history. Drawing from the time travel theme of this project, what better way to pay home to media than the 8 mm film!
The rotatory circle design on the walls of the room emulates tape being rolled out of a film. Whilst the guest is seated like an audience in a theatre.
The demo lab is designed as a maker space. A room for rapid ideation and prototyping. To achieve this we designed this space to be as dynamic and fluid as the agile workflows the bank's engineering teams use when creating products.
To achieve this we included features such as furniture on wheels, collapsable walls, ample writable surfaces, and QR code launchers.
Bringing Furniture and Food Together
As employees return to the office post-pandemic we are looking at the Future of Work very differently. Our research shows that there should be great harmony between space, food, and technology.
Instead of the typical pre-pandemic cafe model, Spacefinish is designing micro food experiences like this throughout the entire facility to bring more of a local, neighborhood feel to the overall experience.